Monday, January 14, 2019

White Supremacist Flyering in the US

For a number of years the Southern Poverty Law Center's interactive Hate Map has tracked the growing number of hate groups operating in the United States. Now the SPLC has also mapped out where white supremacists have been flying banners or posting flyers in the United States. The Map of White Supremacist Flyering in the U.S. provides an overview of the number of white supremacist flyering in each state and the precise locations where these flyers have been posted.

When zoomed out the map shows the number of flyers posted by different extreme right-wing groups in each state. It is important to note that this view has not been normalized for each state's population. The map just shows the total number of flyers posted and banners flown in each state. If you use the filter controls you can see where Identity Evropa, the Patriot Front and the Ku Klux Klan have been active. These filters reveal that the Patriot Front is particularly active in Texas, while the Ku Klux Klan has been very active in many north-eastern states.

If you zoom in on the map you can identify specific locations where flyers and banners have been posted. If you click on an individual state you can also view a chronological summary of flyering in that state. This view allows you to see how flyering rose or fell in the state over the course of 2018.

The Anti-Defamation League also has an interactive Hate Crime Map. The ADL has used data from the Justice Department from 2004-2017 to map the number of hate crimes reported in all cities with a population over 100,000.

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